Local First Milwaukee
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Local First Milwaukee to be featured at Jazz in the Park

Nonprofit organizations partner to kick off local Eat Local Campaign with free samples, prizes and more!

By - Jul 16th, 2015 11:00 am

Milwaukee – Local First Milwaukee invites the community to join them at Jazz in the Park on Thursday, July 30 to kick off their Eat Local campaign. Joined by members including Outpost Natural Foods Co-op, Edible Milwaukee, Brewers Organics, Afro Fusion Cuisine, Angelic Bakehouse, Frankly Nutritious, Gorilly Goods, Screaming Tuna, Tabal Chocolate, Tall Guy and a Grill Catering, Top Note Tonic, and Urbal Tea, Local First will be offering free samples and a chance to win a local prize pack valued at over $100!

The Eat Local campaign aims to bring awareness to our community about their choices when it comes to purchasing groceries, dining out, and even growing their own food locally. Data from a 2012 Indie Impact Study shows that while nearly 53 cents of every dollar spent at a local restaurant stay in our local economy, only 30 cents spent at a national chain remain close to home. Local First believes that by educating the people who live here about this huge discrepancy, we can change the way people spend their money, creating a thriving local economy here in southeastern Wisconsin.

Local First is excited to partner with The East Town Association on this initiative, and will be located in the tent on the east side of Cathedral Square Park during Jazz in the Park on July 30. All attendees are welcome to stop by the tent to check out the local food offerings and learn more about the vision of Local First Milwaukee. To learn more about Local First Milwaukee’s business members, visit http://localfirstmilwaukee.com/directory/all.php.

About Local First Milwaukee

Local First Milwaukee is a metro-Milwaukee independent business alliance serving Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine Counties. Started in 2006, the organization’s message is simple: choose local first and watch the local economy prosper. They currently have over 250 members and are a member of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), who also serves as the organization’s fiscal sponsor.

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